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Paul Martin's conversion

In our election of a year ago, the voter turnout of 61 per cent was the lowest in a century. The state of our democracy is actually a good deal more parlous. We measure turnout as a percentage of those on the electoral list rather than, as in the U.S., as a percentage of all those eligible to vote. By American standards, which we always assume we are superior to, our turnout was only 55 per cent, barely better than their most recent presidential election turnout of 51 per cent.

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Paul Martin's conversion

In our election of a year ago, the voter turnout of 61 per cent was the lowest in a century. The state of our democracy is actually a good deal more parlous. We measure turnout as a percentage of those on the electoral list rather than, as in the U.S., as a percentage of all those eligible to vote. By American standards, which we always assume we are superior to, our turnout was only 55 per cent, barely better than their most recent presidential election turnout of 51 per cent.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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